We just told you how President Donald Trump called Don Lemon “the dumbest man on television,” but would it surprise you to learn that other journos have held this title long before it was bestowed on the awful CNN anchor?
In 2012, Lawrence O’Donnell was the “dumbest man on TV”:
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) February 9, 2012
And after that, it was Bill Maher:
Is @billmaher the dumbest man on television?—I think so.
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) January 14, 2013
Charles Lane and multiple people from the WSJ got called out in 2015:
It's amazing that some of the dumbest people on television work for the Wall Street Journal, in particular a real dope named Charles Lane!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) October 18, 2015
As did Fox News’ Chris Stirewalt:
One of the dumbest political pundits on television is Chris Stirewalt of @FoxNews. Wrong facts – check Fox debate rankings, Trump #1. Dope!
— Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) November 7, 2015
The question here isn’t “Why did he switch to Don?” It’s, “Why did he switch to Bill Maher to Charles Lane/WSJ to Chris Stirewalt to Don?”:
Trump used to call me "the dumbest man on television." Why did he switch to Don? What could it possibly be about Don that gives Trump the irresistible urge to call him dumb? What could it be? https://t.co/mpgrw6SqYP
— Lawrence O'Donnell (@Lawrence) July 31, 2019
And thank you, Lawrence, for proving that the president isn’t a racist in this case:
Isn't this kind of self-refuting? You're drawing attention to the fact that Trump used the same insult for a white male. https://t.co/ZoaeKZLoWY
— Alex Griswold (@HashtagGriswold) July 31, 2019
Astute Resisters point to Donald Trump calling Don Lemon 'the dumbest man on television' as proof that he's a racist https://t.co/BcdX7oDiSq
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) July 31, 2019